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1/3/2018 - Friday Night Live set for January 5

Stacy Ash
(785) 309-5770

Friday Night Live set for January 5

(Salina, KS 01-18) Salina Arts & Humanities, in collaboration with downtown stakeholders, announces the upcoming Friday Night Live concert event on January 5. Friday Night Live is a series of arts and entertainment programming for Salina residents and visitors designed to increase attendance and participation in arts-related events and to strengthen partnerships with local business owners in the downtown arts district.

On Friday, January 5, programming kicks off with First Friday visual arts events downtown at Peaceful Body Wellness Retreat, 120 N. Santa Fe, with Photography by George Jerkovich from 5 to 7 p.m., an exhibit of Kansas artists at the Salina Innovation Foundation, 336 S. Santa Fe from 5 to 7 p.m. and SPARK Night for Artists & Creative's at SPARK, 146 S. Santa Fe from 7:30-9:30 p.m. The midtown First Friday Night Live venue, Salina Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, at 901 Beatrice, features the exhibit "Thinking Outside the Jewelry Box" from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

The evening will round out with live music from Jake Gill at TK Smokehaus, marking the grand-opening of the new Salina restaurant. Gill is currently a Nashville-based country artist, though he originally hails from Langdon, Kansas. A farm boy, raised on Willie Neslon and Hank Williams, Gill says his biggest musical influence is Garth Brooks. There is no cover charge for this event. Music starts at 9:00 p.m. TK Smokehaus is located at 117 N. Santa Fe in downtown Salina.

Admission is free for all January 5th FFNL events. Stay tuned for upcoming announcements about Friday Night Live and First Friday programming for January and February. For more information, call Stacy Ash at 785-309-5770.

For needed accommodations, please call Amanda Morris at Salina Arts & Humanities at 785-309-5770 between 8:00 a.m. - Noon and 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Every effort will be made to accommodate known disabilities. For material or speech access, please call at least five working days prior to the event.

Salina Arts & Humanities, a department of the City of Salina, has served a unique role in arts advocacy and support since 1966. The Smoky Hill River Festival, Horizons Grants Program, Smoky Hill Museum, Arts Infusion Program in schools, Community Art & Design, Cultural Connections, and the Friday Night Live performance series are among the programs of Salina Arts & Humanities, located at 211 W. Iron Avenue in Salina.